Basic Truth

Re:Verse passage – John 14:15-31 (day four)

There is a direct correlation between obedience and love.  Jesus says, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.”  Over the course of ‘disciple training’, Jesus taught the disciples many truths…how would they ever remember it all?  God, the Father, took care of that…He would send the Spirit of Truth to remind them and explain the truths Jesus had taught.  One of the fruits of the Spirit was true peace.  Peace would follow obedience to God’s commands.  Love brings obedience, obedience brings peace, and the Spirit brings an abiding relationship.

Love is the basic ingredient for this abiding relationship.  If you are having trouble with obedience or if there is no peace in your life, or if your prayers seem to be mundane at best, maybe there has been a shift from God in your heart.  There are symptoms of a heart that is shifted from God.  Go back to the basics…Jesus asked Peter, “do you love me?”

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

2 thoughts on “Basic Truth”

  1. I tend to agree that there is a correlation between spiritual obedience and love. If we truly love God, we will want to seek to know and to keep His commands. God wanted for us to obey Him so if we truly love Him, we want to please Him. If we are not keeping His commands, we cannot honestly say that we love Him. It is simple!

    Love is the basic ingredient for holding relationship together! Just like trust, without love, there is no relationship!

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